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UCSF Grand Rounds: A conversation on the election, the pandemic and the future of healthcare

During today’s Grand Rounds, UCSF Department of Medicine Chair and Grand Rounds moderator Bob Wachter called the 2020 presidential election for Joe Biden. Sort of.  In an unstructured conversation, Wachter and three panelists mused over the confluence of the presidential election, the coronavirus pandemic, and the United States healthcare system. Wachter approached his questions under […]

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UCSF Grand Rounds: Wisconsin frontline updates and weighing risks in the third wave of the pandemic

With 12 days until a highly contentious election, a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is appearing in various stages across the United States — California is a notable exception, at least so far—said Dr. Bob Wachter, UCSF Grand Rounds moderator and chair of the university’s Department of Medicine.   Through on-the-ground updates from the Bay […]

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UCSF Grand Rounds: Did Trump leave the hospital too soon? And, was his giddy tweetstorm driven by steroids?

An unprecedented presidential diagnosis for Donald Trump calls for an unprecedented UCSF Grand Rounds discussion. Last Thursday’s news that President Trump and the First Lady tested positive for Covid-19 incited a lot of chatter from the American public, including medical experts like Grand Rounds moderator Dr. Bob Wachter. On Tuesday, he broke down what the […]

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UCSF Grand Rounds: Mayor Breed says the city hasn’t done enough for its Latinx residents

Also: applause for the city’s low death rate, and a reminder that much work remains Two days after hitting the “grim milestone” of 200,000 Covid-19 deaths in the United States, UCSF Grand Rounds moderator Dr. Bob Wachter brought in key local decision-makers, including Mayor London Breed; Dr. Grant Colfax, director of San Francisco Department of […]

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UCSF Grand Rounds: Mayor Breed says the city hasn’t done enough for its Latinx residents, resour

Also: applause for the city’s low death rate, and a reminder that much work remains Two days after hitting the “grim milestone” of 200,000 Covid-19 deaths in the United States, UCSF Grand Rounds moderator Dr. Bob Wachter brought in key local decision-makers, including Mayor London Breed; Dr. Grant Colfax, director of San Francisco Department of […]